Species Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) in the Rhizospheric Soil of Spilanthes acmella Murr.

Author(s): Chhavi Mangla, Aditya Kumar* and Ashok Aggarwal

Microbes are very importantcomponents of soil plant complexwhere they show anetwork of interac-tions affecting planthealth,growth and development.In the present investigation, attempts were made to screen out arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal (AMF) species from rhizospheric soil of Spilanthes acmella-an important medicinal plant. A total of ten species of arbuscular mycorrhizal(AM) spores were screened out. AM fungi belonging to genus Glomus were dominant. Root samples also showed a wide range of variation in terms of AM root colonization.It was found that number of spores in the rhizosphere of plant was not related to the intensity of AM root colonization.Arbuscular mycorrhizal spore population varied significantly in S.acmellaas shown by results.


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